Australian Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller, who has needed to cope with her workforce’s discontent, stated a laptop computer and Zika-protecting group shirts had been stolen by individuals who entered the constructing through the evacuation.
Roughly one hundred athletes have been evacuated Friday after a small hearth broke out within the basement automotive park of the Olympic Village flats housing the Australian group.
“Once I arrived halfway via the evacuation, I noticed three hearth (marshals) strolling out with our workforce shirts,” Chiller advised reporters. “I ought to take again hearth marshals — I do not know who they have been. They weren’t staff members.”
Chiller stated she didn’t query the three individuals as she believed that they had been gifted the shirts as a thanks.
“I did not know in the event that they have been volunteers who had been given a shirt as a result of they’d helped us,” she continued. “However it does not appear to have been what occurred.”
The shirts have been the staff’s lengthy-sleeved “Zika shirts,” designed to guard athletes from the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The shirts had solely been delivered on the morning of the hearth.
A laptop computer was additionally reported lacking from one of many biking officers staying on the fifth flooring.
The Australian workforce have been equally irritated that the hearth alarms had been deactivated of their constructing, which meant veteran shooter Warren Potent truly slept by means of your complete evacuation.
“I did not realize it even occurred, to be trustworthy,” Potent advised reporters Saturday.
Chiller stated the alarms had been disabled with out the information of anybody on the Australian workforce, whereas upkeep work was being carried out on the constructing subsequent door.
“Clearly that’s utterly unacceptable that (a) the hearth alarm was disabled and (b) that if it needed to be, that we weren’t warned about that,” she stated.
An investigation is now underway involving Rio 2016 and the Australian Olympic Committee.
That is the newest in quite a few points afflicting the Australian staff, who solely moved into the athlete’s village Wednesday, three days after the official opening.
The Rio 2016 organizing committee was not instantly out there for remark when contacted by CNN.
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